Bail issues and prospects: including a proposed guideline model

Foreword| This report grew out of a previous Administrative Report of the Australian Institute of Criminology. Since the publication of the Administrative Report comprising a survey of the bail issues by the Director of the Institute, Mr. W. Clifford (with the assistance of Mr. R. Bird), and a commentary by Professor Leslie Wilkins, the authors have been in touch with the investigators into bail proceedings in New South Wales, and with authorities in other States preparing or considering revised legislation on the subject. From these discussions the present expanded study has emerged.

The authors have had the advantage of access to the papers and publications of all those to whom credit was given in the original Administrative Report, namely Roman Tomasic of the Law Foundation of New South Wales, Judge A.B.C. Wilson, R.P. Roulston, B. Gateshill, P.G. Ward, the Committee of the Victorian Bail Council, A. Rankin, Dr. N. Parker and the Report of the Working Party on Bail Procedures in Magistrates' Courts, Home Office, London.